Busy months ahead for chamber

Giardino of Penticton (149 Upper Bench Road S) is hosting the next Penticton & Wine Country Chamber Business After Business event on April 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chamber members attend for free while future Chamber members can attend for $20. Payments taken at the door.

Giardino of Penticton (149 Upper Bench Road S) is hosting the next Penticton & Wine Country Chamber Business After Business event on April 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chamber members attend for free while future Chamber members can attend for $20. Payments taken at the door.

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber is hosting a Business Luncheon featuring guest speaker Derek Burleton, VP and deputy chief economist (Canada), TD Financial Group. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. sharp in the Riverside Room at the Days Inn. Enjoy great food, hear first-hand about the medium term outlook for financial markets and the local area economy, and be back at the office for the afternoon. Tickets are $30+HST for Chamber members and $40+HST for future Chamber members. Call Lisa at 250-492-4103 for tickets.

Third Quarter

Find out how Third Quarter, an online web tool that connects Canadians over 50 years of age to employment and volunteer opportunities, can help your business. There is no cost to your business to register or advertise a job or volunteer opportunity.

Register your business at www.thirdquarter.ca or for further information call Michou Szabo at 250-809-7488.

Virtual club

Penticton Economic Development Services is working with the Province of B.C. to expand opportunities for BC companies to enter new markets. The BC Business Network is a virtual business club for B.C. companies that is a vendor database, a matchmaking resource, an event invitation source, and an information and market intelligence network.

If you are a B.C. company who is currently exporting or have the potential to become exporters, register your company under the appropriate sector at https://trade.britishcolumbia.ca/buy/bcbusinessnetwork/Pages/home/aspx.

Going Global

Together with the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment, and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, the Penticton Economic Development Services is hosting Going Global Exporting Seminar May 3 at the Chamber of Commerce board room.

Learn from the experts — market entry strategies for exporting to foreign direct investment; exchange rates and getting paid, conducting market and competitive intelligence and more. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., seminar starts at 2 p.m. and a networking reception starts at 5 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Call Lisa at 250-492-4103 or email admin@penticton.org to register.

Excellence Seminar

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Business Excellence Seminar on April 8, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Working with Difficult People – An Introduction to Assertion” facilitated by Kerry Palmer of the South Okanagan Mediation Services. Registration $53+HST for Chamber members and $73+HST for future members. Call Lisa at 250-492-4103 or email admin@penticton.org to register.

Diversified

With funding provided by Government of Canada and the Province of B.C, the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) under the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program has developed a diversified workplace Employer Toolkit for Creating a Diversified Workforce.

For more information check out their website www.soics.ca or call 250-490-4684.

Erin Hanson is the general manager at the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce